Focus Factor – Part 3

Join Sarah Bowling for her NEW series on The Focus Factor! Today Sarah teaches on Hebrews 12:2, fixing our eyes on Jesus!

Upheaval, Uncertainty, Turmoil

I suspect that you might be going through some upheaval and uncertainty. If you don’t have that in your life, then it’s easy to find turmoil in the news and events happening in our nation. In my current life, there have been some big ups and downs with various COVID exposures, quarantining, testing, etc.

I like riding actual rollercoasters, but I’m not keen on doing life in a rollercoaster mode, with everything in the extreme undulation setting. This mode is disconcerting and I find it difficult to navigate and make wise decisions when so much around me (and in my interior) seems to be in the peaks and plummets setting.

Make Gratitude a Lifestyle!

Start your Sundays with Sarah as she continues her series called Short Sunday Sermons! These will be short inspiring nuggets cut from Sarah’s sermons!

The Lay of the Land

Here’s an understatement of the recent weeks: it’s an interesting time in the United States. In many respects, it feels like our country is very un-united and unsettled across many contexts to include politics, economics and race to name a few examples. The tensions and conflicts can be easily seen in the Facebook interactions, road rage, domestic abuse increase, mental illness uptick, neighbor squabbles and lots more. It’s a challenging time in which we find ourselves and we would be wise to think about how we should behave and communicate; with the highest priorities going to our values, how we think, and our perspective.

Focus Factor – Part 2

Join Sarah Bowling for her NEW series on The Focus Factor! Today Sarah teaches on Matt 14:30-32, Peter gets distracted (loses focus) on the winds / waves!

Express Gratitude!

Start your Sundays with Sarah as she continues her series called Short Sunday Sermons! These will be short inspiring nuggets cut from Sarah’s sermons!

Race, Rhythm, Rest

Life can be a rat race sometimes. We run around trying to get stuff done, be important, prevent disasters, be helpful, meet deadlines and keep the gerbil wheel spinning at fever speed. No doubt, there are seasons in our lives when life is in sprint mode. Let’s also appreciate that an alternative to sprinting could be doing life from a more rhythmic perspective; with the pace being a little slower, but more sustainable in the long run. I think that doing life in rhythms is more restful than doing life in race mode.

The Focus Factor – Part 1

Join Sarah Bowling for her NEW series on The Focus Factor! Today Sarah teaches on Jehoshaphat’s prayer in response to invasion from Moab and Ammon.

Resolve

I hurt my knee and I’m hoping that it resolves itself without medical assistance. I also have lots of resolve when it comes to protecting my kids and wanting them to be healthy and do well. And of course, I’ve made many New Year’s resolutions to varying degrees of success. When I think about the word, “resolve,” it has lots of daily applications. Along with daily usage, resolve is particularly relevant coming into a new year when we often assess the preceding year and make resolutions for change with the calendar changing.

Be Born Again!

Start your Sundays with Sarah as she continues her series called Short Sunday Sermons! These will be short inspiring nuggets cut from Sarah’s sermons!

Finding Jesus – Part 3

Join Sarah Bowling for her seasonal Finding Jesus series! Today Sarah teaches us lessons with her favorite co-host, baby Jesus!

Treasure Hunt Part 2

When I was growing up, I used to explore the canal behind my house and find all kinds of wonderful treasures. Such treasures could include tadpoles, giant crawdads, a rusted pocketknife, frogs and lots more. I loved the adventure and discovering treasures, along with unexpected surprises.
One such surprise happened when I brought home a tadpole to keep in the aquarium in my room. I was mesmerized by this slippery little sprig of life that was changing right before my eyes a day at a time.

Your One Thing

Start your Sundays with Sarah as she continues her series called Short Sunday Sermons! These will be short inspiring nuggets cut from Sarah’s sermons!

Treasure Hunt

Have you ever done a scavenger hunt? I like the imagination, work, creativity, skill and planning that it takes to pull off a challenging and successful scavenger hunt. It’s fun to create these adventures and it can be even more fun to participate in such an escapade. If you’ve ever been the designer for a scavenger hunt, you know the importance of considering who will be doing the hunting, along with their skill sets, some of their thought processes and willingness to go the extra mile.

Similar to the concept of a scavenger hunt, a treasure hunt can be all the more alluring for the simple reason that a “treasure” could be the outcome of the hunt.  Maybe in some way, God created a “treasure hunt” for the wise men when they set out to find “the King of the Jews,” as we read about in Matthew 2. 

Finding Jesus 2020 – Part 2

Join Sarah Bowling for her seasonal Finding Jesus series! Today Sarah teaches us lessons with her favorite co-host, baby Jesus!

In Going We Receive

Start your Sundays with Sarah as she continues her series called Short Sunday Sermons! These will be short inspiring nuggets cut from Sarah’s sermons!

Christmas Traditions

What are some of your annual Christmas traditions? Do you attend an office Christmas party? Do you decorate your apartment or house to enjoy the holiday vibe? Do you make Christmas cookies? Attend special Christmas events? Enjoy the Christmas playlist on your phone? Do you go caroling? Drive around at night to relish the lights and decorations people put up to celebrate Christmas? Do you have special foods that you look forward to eating during the Christmas season?